[GE users] User Authentication on Execute Nodes ..

Andreas.Haas at Sun.COM Andreas.Haas at Sun.COM
Tue Aug 7 10:41:22 BST 2007


On Mon, 6 Aug 2007, Graham Jenkins wrote:

> For convenience, we are tring to switch from using password files on our
> execute notes to using db files.
>
> So our nsswitch.conf files look like:
> --
> passwd:     files db
> shadow:     files db
> group:      files db
> ..
> --
>
> This doesn't seem to be working for us. The error looks like:
> Can't get password entry for "gjenkins". Either the user does not exist
> or NIS error!
>
> So .. what can we do about this?

SGE simply does a getpwnam(3). That one must work for any user. For 
testing you could write a small C program wrapper around getpwnam(3).

Regards,
Andreas

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